‘Gossip Girl’ has just completed its second series on ITV2 this summer. Our favourite gossip queen wears a selection of vintage style pieces like lace, bows and frills with a modern twist, making the teadress sexy again. Blair creates a classic preppy look for the twenty first century. Here are a few items I have picked out from the high street to get that unique Blair Waldorf look… healing those ‘Gossip Girl’ blues until the show returns to our screens next year.
Visit Lipsy at http://www.lipsy.co.uk/Store/ric-rac-dress-white/Collection/Dresses/PartyDresses/product-is-DR01577_001 to get this cute Marc Jacobs (as pictured above) lookalike rick-rack white dress for £65.
For some vintage looking jewellery try these cute cameo pearl studs, £6.00 from Miss.Selfridge; http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&categoryId=63781&parent_category_rn=63776&productId=1301032&langId=-1
Try out ASOS’ choice of over the knee and ankle socks to add to that high school preppy look; http://www.asos.com/Women/Accessories/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=4174#state=Rf-100%3DSocks&parentID=Rf-100&pge=0&pgeSize=20&sort=-1
Oasis also have a wide selection of hosiery, from the classic vintage lace patterns to the multi-coloured tights (as seen below) there will never be a dull moment in your autumn wardrobe; http://www.oasis-stores.com/tights/dept/fcp-category/categorylist?resetFilters=true
Oasis also have a brilliant high street lookalike to Blair’s white and black ballerina pumps (also below) at http://www.oasis-stores.com/Quilted-Toecap-Ballerina/All-Footwear/oasis/fcp-product/6450011003 for £40.
Topshop and Accessorize have a wide variety of alice bands from the simple to daring, depending on what sort of GG look you want to add to your collection, visit http://www.monsoon.co.uk/icat/alicebands?curpage=1&bklist=icat,5,shop,accessorize,hairaccz,alicebands and http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=126989&parent_category_rn=42351&langId=-1&top=Y
Alternatively buy some ribbon and tie round your hair with a big bow, just like Matilda.
If you fancy standing out from the crowd, and grabbing a bargain in the process why not try a Blair inspired fascinator like the cream jewel detail fascinator from Miss. Selfridge, reduced to £5 in their summer sale http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&categoryId=137957&parent_category_rn=63776&productId=1257767&langId=-1
Finally add this blazer with a cute pinafore, over the knee socks, and alice band to create a classic Blair look, £65 from Topshop; http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=20&viewAllFlag=false&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=168027&parent_category_rn=42347&productId=1249107&langId=-1 or £40.00 from ASOS http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Varsity-Sweat-Blazer/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=732020&cid=2641&sh=0&pge=14&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Navy
And for a more sophisticated look try out this lace block poplin dress for £45 from Topshop http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=40&viewAllFlag=false&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=151405&parent_category_rn=42344&productId=1302357&langId=-1 and style with a trophy jacket from Topshop’s new collection at http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=168030&parent_category_rn=42347&langId=-1&top=Y